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Re-evaluate your wiping needs and reap the rewards!


If wiping is just wiping in your business, then it may be costing you money you don’t need to spend.
The key wiper requirements of absorbency, low linting, solvent resistance, non-abrasion, heat resistance and durability and bulk are not always all required on every occasion in the four major wiping categories of mopping, cleaning down equipment, surface preparation and polishing. The concept of matching wiper to task reduces the expense of both over-specifying and under-specifying the wiper requirement.
It isn’t difficult to do and the rewards can be substantial. One thing that it does demand is consistency of product. There is little point in investing in a wiping performance evaluation if the next wiper out of the container is not capable of delivering exactly the same quality and performance characteristics as the previous one. This is a particular problem when bags of rags are the preferred wiping solution.
Different materials display differing performance behaviours, so jobs can take longer or use more material than was expected to achieve the necessary standards.
Even more worrying is the danger of accidental damage because of wiper contamination due to buttons or zips. The newly launched Perform range of wipers make all those concerns go away. Whether tissue, airlaid or non-woven wipers are the ones best suited to the task in hand, Perform’s meticulous quality control ensures that each wipe delivers the expected result every time. So each wiping task uses the minimum amount to maximum effect. The resulting cost in use benefits are obvious!
The range from Northwood Hygiene Products has been developed following extensive research and trials that have resulted in establishing new insights into wiper usage.
Operators themselves were not ignored in the research and product trials either. Single station working often means that wiper roll dispensers provide the best solutions, but in many other situations, portability is major operator issue. Optimum pack sizes that allow dispensers to be transported easily yet have sufficient capacity to ensure that time consuming trips to re-stock are minimised are a significant part of the new Perform offer.
Similarly the feel of the wiper in the hand is important in some uses, delivering operator re-assurance and confidence in the product. This may be harder to quantify but that doesn’t make it an insignificant factor and operator satisfaction is an important consideration. Again within the Perform range there are wipers that have that bulkier hand feel when the task in hand demands that feature.
Overall trial users were much impressed with Perform’s performance when compared with competitor products and solutions. Wet and dry abrasion resistance, low linting and in particular the speed of absorbency were all highlighted as being especially impressive.
It is interesting to consider that a wiper’s durability and resulting multiple usages are not always appropriate. In those instances where hygiene is more of a priority, catering, food preparation, even some washrooms, then the risk of bacterial build up and transference is a significant concern to health and safety. Here single use wipes are essential to maintaining the required hygiene standards, another example of matching wiper to task with the necessary insights to deliver the best wiping solution.
Perform has the range and customer support in place to help make that wiping decision a whole lot easier and that is a real incentive to take a fresh look at the wiping provision in any business.
For more information please contact perform@northwood.co.uk



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Tel: 01286 880 969   |   Email: perform@northwood.co.uk